national center for homeless education | nche

Title I, Part A, of the No Child Left Behind Act

photo of a dictionary showing the definition of legislation
IMPORTANT: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including Title I, Part A of the Act, was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law in December 2015. ESSA includes stronger provisions related to supporting the education of students experiencing homelessness and new provisions related to supporting the education of children and youth in foster care. Some ESSA amendments go into effect on December 10, 2016, while others go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, visit NCHE's Every Student Succeeds Act webpage. The information on this webpage reflects the version of Title I, Part A, that is currently in effect.

Context

Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides financial assistance through SEAs to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of low-income children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I, Part A includes specific requirements for collaboration with McKinney-Vento programs to serve homeless children and youth.

NOTE: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H. R. 2029), the omnibus funding bill for FY2016, extended policy changes regarding the use of Title I, Part A funding to support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness that initiated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. Please visit NCHE's Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 webpage for more information.

Legislation


Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda

Read Title I, Part A, Regulations and Policy Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.
Download the U.S. Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter that provides additional detail regarding the Title I, Part A policy changes included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and continued under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. (August 2015)
Download Using Title I, Part A ARRA Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies to Strengthen Education, Drive Reform, and Improve Results for Students. (September 2009)
Download Serving Preschool Children Through Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended. (October 2012)
⇑ back to top
what's new on the nche website
download nche issue briefs
order nche products
register for an nche webinar
contact the nche helpline
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

This website was produced with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, on contract no. ED-01-CO-0092/0001. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

To view .pdf files, you must have the Adobe Reader program, available for free downloading at http://www.adobe.com/.

*Clicking on an external link will take you to a non-NCHE webpage or file. The external agency's privacy policy may differ from that of NCHE.
skip navigation for screen readers NCHE homepage